In seventh grade, students begin to see their potential as campus leaders and further develop academic skills and practices they began in sixth grade. Seventh graders explore more complex reading, writing, and math and a more in-depth study of previously-learned concepts. While incorporating new aptitudes and topics, they continue to practice time management, organization, and accountability. With some guidance, by the time they finish seventh grade, most students are reasonably self-motivated, independent learners. The social competencies introduced in sixth grade (awareness of others, empathy, and adaptive behavior) continue to be refined and remain of central importance in the development of seventh graders.